- Fizzy Thoughts: A few things

A few things

Monday, March 24, 2008

First up...

Lisa is having a book giveaway. Yay Lisa! She recently reviewed Keeper and Kid and interviewed the author. I had read about this book before, and thought it sounded interesting. Now, thanks to Lisa, I really want to read it. And see, by telling you about the book, I get an extra chance at winning it. Although I'm simultaneously lowering my odds because you might just go sign up to win the book. It's quite the dilemma.

Second up...

Seven days until vacation. As Yoshi would say, wa-hooooooooooooo! Does anyone remember Yoshi? He's the little mushroom headed dude on Mario Kart. Anyhoosie..I'll be going to Savannah, Georgia next week. And I can't wait.

Third up...

Because I'm going to Savannah, I'm re-reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. At least I thought I was re-reading it. It's not in the least familiar, so maybe I'm just reading it. Whatever the case, I'm still enjoying it, although I was disappointed to discover that although it's presented as nonfiction, the author actually inserted himself into much of the book where he never was. Whoa...that doesn't make sense. Let's just say he writes the story as if he was there from the beginning. And he wasn't. I'm a bit miffed about this. But I'm still enjoying the story. But still miffed.

Fourth up...

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is on. And HB is watching it for the umpteenth time. Why is it that guys can watch movies over and over (and over and over) again? Ferris Bueller always reminds me of when I was teaching high school, and I would ask the class a question and get 30 blank stares, I used to say "Anyone? Anyone?" and I would crack myself up. The class didn't get it. That was 12 years ago, and it made me feel old then.

Fifth up...

Trish wrote an awesome post about Google Reader. You should read it. I did, and then I promptly abandoned whatever feed reader hangs out up there on the tool bar. As a new convert, I can say that Google Reader is the bee's knees. Love it, love it, love it. Thanks Trish!

Sixth up...

I didn't think I had five things to say today. Although this is where I confess at this point I'm just blabbering on 'cause I wanted to make it to...

7-up

Hah! I'm easily amused.

5 comment(s):

girasoli said...

Yay for the vacation!!

I hate to admit but I love Ferris Bueller and have lost count regarding the number of times I have seen it now. I love the Anyone Anyone part and say that sometimes to my kids when they all have that glazed look.

Eden said...

Clever post, Jill. Will be waiting for your Savannah blog.

bkclubcare said...

It IS wierd when you think you've read something but it's not familiar = and the oppposite, too... Take lots of pics of Savannah! byootiful place. Have fun and THX for the book.

trish said...

Thanks for the plug! I loved your quick rundown!

softdrink said...

Yes, yay vaction! And now it's here and I'm finally responding to comments!

Thanks Eden! I'm looking forward to it, too. :-D

Carrie...anytime you want a book, just holler!

Trish, I absolutely adore Google Reader. I don't know how I lived without it. I'm so glad you wrote that post!

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
~Mark Twain

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